More than 20 years ago when big tobacco producers began realizing smoking in public places was an increasing health concern, they began proposing new laws that would protect their products, yet not solve the problem, at the expense of tens of thousands who die annually from secondhand smoke.Among the false remedies promulgated by tobacco companies are state-level laws that include a preemptive clause prohibiting strong smoke-free laws from passing at the local level. Another remedy they ...

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